Athletic Administration Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Pursue an advanced degree program to open doors to careers in the business of athletics - from education and business to nonprofits and government agencies.

    This Master of Education in Athletic Administration program is based on the belief that learning leads to change, and individuals with the ability to learn and evolve continuously will be successful as leaders or managers in the dynamic environment of the sport industry. In addition to the focused study of athletic administration at the secondary, college, recreational, and global levels, the curriculum provides an in-depth look at the diverse and expanding practice of sport administration in an international context. Besides completing the core courses, the program allows you to select your own specialization track according to your interests and career goals.

    The 39-credit program addresses the knowledge and skills in the philosophies of sport, as well as all aspects of athletic administration. Please note this is a non-licensure program.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Investigate the interrelationship between sport, culture, and society through an athletic administrator's lens
    • Interpret and analyze the role and responsibilities of human resources, finance, governance, compliance, risk management, operations, technology, and the management, planning, organization, and administration of interscholastic and intercollegiate competition; and recreational athletics.
    • Distinguish between key aspects of various athletic administration settings and how an effective manager approaches decision making in these dynamic environments
    • Examine the history, philosophy and structure of the Olympic movement as both an origin and a product of the history of sport and human condition 
    • Examine the psychological factors that are most critical to athletic performances(s)

    Required Curriculum

    MAA 501 - Contemporary Issues in Sport
    MAA 505 - Strategic Management and Leadership in Athletic Administration
    MAA 511 - Sport Management in Media
    MAA 560 - Financial Resources Management
    MAA 521 - Sport Law and Risk Management
    MAA 580 - Facilities Planning in Sport
    MAA 586 - Event Planning and Programming
    MAA 571 - The Impact of Technology in Sport
    MAA 507 - Preparing for a Career in Sport
    MAA 599 - Comprehensive Seminar in Athletic Administration
    MAA 588A - Sport Management Practicum

    Collegiate Level Concentration

    MAA 530C - Advanced Topics in College Level Athletic Administration
    MAA 540 - NCAA Compliance
    MAA 545 - Psychological Factors Affecting Student-Athlete Performances

    Secondary School and Recreation Concentration

    MAA 530S - Advanced Topics In Secondary School Athlete Administration
    MAA 543 - History and Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
    MAA 547 - Psychological Factors Affecting Group Behavior

    Global Sport Management Concentration

    MAA 530G - Advanced Topics In Global Sport Management
    MAA 542 - Structure and Function of the Olympic Games
    MAA 548 - Psychological Factors Affecting Elite Training and Performance

    General Athletic Administration Concentration

    Elective #1 - 3 cr.
    Elective #2 - 3 cr.
    Elective #3 - 3 cr.

    Total Degree Requirements - 39 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Seal


The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.

The following degree programs at Endicott College have received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation located in Arlington, Virginia:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Education in Athletic Administration

Contact Us

Anthony D'Onofrio
Associate Director, Graduate Athletic Administration